European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Diversity Policy

ILGA-Europe has a very diverse membership with a range of sexual orientations, gender identities, cultures, religions, linguistic, racial and ethnic groups as well as factors such as age, disability, health status, financial means and family composition/responsibilities among others. ILGA-Europe recognises that while the organisation has set up structures to ensure that gender representation is ensured throughout, other groups have tended to be underrepresented.

ILGA-Europe is committed to improving representation and participation in its membership, activities and events. This policy therefore aims to identify some of the barriers that various groups might encounter and the measures that ILGA-Europe will take to promote full and equal participation of all those who wish to join and pursue the mission of the organisation.

ILGA-Europe’s work on diversity is driven by the Working Group on Diversity set up in 2010. It is composed of staff and board members. In February 2011, the Working Group elaborated its plan of action, which was approved by the whole Executive Board.

Find attached documents which have been developed by the Working Group on Diversity:

  • ILGA-Europe Policy on Participation & Representation
  • Code of conduct on mutual respect
  • Accommodating needs: What does ILGA-Europe offer?

If you have questions about the Diversity Policy of ILGA-Europe, please contact Evelyne Paradis, ILGA-Europe Executive Director.